September 2, 2008

Astros 3, Cubs 0: Oswalt Dominates Even the Cubs

Astros (72-66)000200010370
Cubs (85-53)000000000042
W: Oswalt (13-9) L: Marquis (9-8) S: Valverde (38)


The Cubs faced their worst string of games over the weekend in a while. Not only did Carlos Zambrano miss a start due to a “tired” arm, but the team lost 3 in a row. Not that their lead in the Central was jeopardized, though. Neither the Brewers nor the Cardinals could capitalize.

Roy Oswalt continued his recent return to his old form. After struggling through the beginning of the year, Oswalt turned in numbers expected of him in August: a 2.97 ERA and 39 strikeouts in 39 innings. For his first start in September, he continued to dominate, shutting out Chicago for his 13th win.

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